COVID-19 Vaccine
 


Vaccinations are here. Summer is coming.

It is time for Manitobans to begin to return to their normal lives after a year and a half of COVID-19 restrictions.

If we get vaccination levels up and keep new COVID-19 cases down, Manitobans can enjoy the summer we all want and deserve.






Four Reopening Categories


Summer is an important season to Manitobans. The path to one great summer is designed around the experiences Manitobans value most, ensuring we can get back to our lives quickly and safely and make the most of the summer.

The four reopening categories Manitobans want most are:

  • Gathering and socializing. Reunite with family and friends. Take part in weddings, end-of-life celebrations and events. Meet indoors and outdoors. Exercise and participate in sports. Children and youth can attend day camps, hang out at recreation centres and play. Attend services at your church, temple or mosque. Participate in First Nations, Inuit, Metis and urban Indigenous ceremonies and celebrations. Receive in-person community supports.
  • Travel and tourism. Fly or drive to anywhere in Canada without having to self-isolate for 14 days upon return. Explore Manitoba. Visit faraway family and friends. Return to the land. Enjoy Manitoba's nature and beauty.
  • Shopping and services. Buy what you want, where you want, when you want. Renew your business and secure employment opportunities.
  • Dining out and entertainment. Enjoy indoor and outdoor meals, drinks and entertainment with friends and family.



Three Holiday Milestones


Manitoba's 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path proposes a phased-in approach with more freedoms and less restrictions for each of the three holidays we look forward to each summer. As long as vaccination uptake continues to rise and COVID-19 remains under control by the time of each long weekend milestone, Manitoba will proceed to ease more and more restrictions.

  • By Canada Day (July 1) - 25% or greater opening capacity for businesses, services and facilities as well as increased gathering sizes with restrictions for some sectors.
  • By August Long (August 2) - 50% or greater opening capacity for businesses, services and facilities as well as increased gathering sizes, with fewer restrictions for specific sectors.
  • By Labour Day (September 6) - All services, facilities and businesses will reopen, with limited restrictions in some cases.



Two Responsibilities


We can regain our lives and livelihoods only if we keep COVID away. Every Manitoban can help us, collectively, have the summer we want. We can do this by:

  • Getting fully vaccinated. Every eligible Manitoban must get vaccinated as soon as they can. Not just one dose but both doses to provide maximum protection against COVID coming back and public health restrictions being necessary once again.
  • Following all public health orders. Every Manitoban must follow the ongoing public health orders that protect you, your family, and our health care system from COVID-19.

If we do these two things, we can reopen and stay open.

These responsibilities allow us to achieve what we need to reopen:

  • High vaccination levels. More and more Manitobans get dose one, then dose two of their vaccines.
  • Low COVID-19 levels. Case counts, test positivity rates and ICU admissions are declining or low.



How will we move along the 4-3-2 One Great Summer Path?


In the week before each holiday milestone, announcements will be made about specific reopening plans focused on activities Manitobans miss the most.

These decisions will be based on progress towards the twin goals of more vaccinations and less COVID-19 in our communities and hospitals.

What Vaccination Levels are Required for Each Holiday Milestone?

The only sure way to protect ourselves and our health care system from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.

One vaccination dose offers initial protection. Two vaccination doses offer the highest possible protection.

  • Canada Day - 70/25
    • 70%+ of all Manitobans age 12 and above have received their 1st vaccination dose;
    • and 25%+ have received their 2nd vaccination dose.
  • August Long - 75/50
    • 75%+ of all Manitobans age 12 and above have received their 1st vaccination dose;
    • and 50%+ have received their 2nd vaccination dose.
  • Labour Day - 80/75
    • 80%+ of all Manitobans age 12 and above have received their 1st vaccination dose;
    • and 75%+ have received their 2nd vaccination dose.